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Tax Filing for US Expats in UAE & Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

This blog article discusses about Tax Filing for US Expats in the UAE and how they can qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. US Nationals and Green Card Holders who do not reside within the US or its territories or have any US income, are still required to file an income tax return and pay taxes on their worldwide income earned either through employment or through their ownership in a foreign company. In addition to income tax returns, they may be required to comply with Foreign Bank and Financial Account Reporting and Foreign Financial Asset Reporting. Very costly penalties … Continue reading Tax Filing for US Expats in UAE & Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Enforcing Foreign Judgement in UAE For Child Custody Case

We often come across cases whereby either spouse has secured judgment in his/her favor to get custody of the child in a foreign country or in country of their origin. The question that arises is how one can enforce foreign judgment in the UAE. Further, what are implications one has to face for keeping the child in the UAE without consent of spouse? Child custody issue is addressed under Hague Convention 1980, which states that all member states are required to execute foreign judgment for custody of the child through their local courts. However, the UAE is not a party … Continue reading Enforcing Foreign Judgement in UAE For Child Custody Case